Better Business Bureau Report for
Circle Of Concern

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2012

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Circle Of Concern
Address: 112 St. Louis Avenue
  Valley Park, MO 63088
Phone: 636-861-2623
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1967, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to feed the hungry and provides long-term and emergency assistance to low-income families in western St. Louis County. It creates opportunities for needy families to re-establish themselves as productive members in our community."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Circle Of Concern (COC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Circle operates primarily as a food pantry. Each month families recieve a supply of nutritious foods (bread, canned goods, eggs, fresh produce, frozen meat & milk). In addition they recieve paper products & personal care items. Over 1,300 people are fed each month. Circle also helps with financial aid as funds are available and various annual programs during the year.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, COC's program expenses were:

Food Pantry 1,475,131
Total Program Expenses: $1,475,131
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Chief Executive : Glenn Koenen, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Jerry Caesar
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Food Industry Executive

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 3

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, internet
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,407,236, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on COC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,376,582
Union Electric Dollar More 30,654
Investment Income 8,685
Unrealized Loss on Investments 1,812
Total Income $2,417,733


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $2,417,733
Program expenses $1,475,131
Fund raising expenses 44,272
Administrative expenses 103,239
Total expenses $1,622,642
Income in Excess of Expenses 795,091
Beginning net assets 1,294,254
Ending net assets 2,045,699
Total liabilities 139,871
Total assets $2,185,570

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